Posts Tagged ‘The Agonist’

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver

Review by Jeff Maki
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DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.

Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)

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The Agonist

The Agonist released their latest album and Napalm Records debut Five this past September. The record, which was met with global critical acclaim featured The Agonist’s own special take on the chart topping Hozier single “Take Me To Church”. Today the band is pleased to present the video for the song. Watch it inside! (more…)

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Simone Simons of Epica

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Review by Jeff Maki
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Epica’s North American Principle Tour made one of its last stops of its month-long trek at Baltimore Soundstage, and judging by the energy of the band and its fans, this show should go down as one of the strongest of the tour. According to Epica’s official Instagram, Soundstage won the “award for most crowdsurfers” of the tour, as hundreds of fans came to see the Dutch goddess Simone Simons lead the symphonic metal masters, who are supporting their new album, The Holographic Principle. The tour was an international affair, with Epica from the Netherlands, Italian symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse, the Russian pagan tribe Arkona and The Agonist, which hails from Montreal, Canada. (more…)

With the tour kick-off just about a month away, now’s the time to get your tickets! Epica and Eluveitie will co-headline Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour with The Agonist as support on all dates. See dates inside. (more…)

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This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans Epica and Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver magazine, also will have Canada’s The Agonist supporting on all dates. See below for all tour dates and VIP ticketing information. (more…)


The Agonist have premiered a new video from its forthcoming album, Eye of Providence due February 24th.  “My Witness, Your Victim” can be seen inside. (more…)

Arch-Enemy-War-EternalReview by Jeff Maki
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We have covered Arch Enemy extensively over the years and even developed a relationship with the band’s founder and guitarist, Michael Amott. He’s been featured on Live Metal so much that we’ve joked that he should have his own column. We are also fans and I consider the band’s Wages of Sin and Anthems of Rebellion albums two of my favorites of the extreme metal genre. When Angela Gossow replaced original vocalist Johan Liiva in 2000, she and Arch Enemy paved the way for female vocalists fronting extreme music. She can be considered a pioneer now in that aspect. Yes, she wasn’t the first, but she did become one of the most well known and admired, while Arch Enemy became one of the most recognizable bands in its subgenre. So earlier this year, when it was announced Angela was  stepping down as vocalist to concentrate on her career as a manager, I was surprised and the metal community was shocked. (more…)

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After recently launching a video for their new album’s title track (which has already surpassed 2 million views on YouTube), metal icons Arch Enemy are now ready to unleash the second single from their upcoming 9th full-length, War Eternal, due out worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. Watch this new lyric video for “As The Pages Burn” after the break.

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As announced earlier this week, extreme metal icons Arch Enemy have introduced a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian act The Agonist. Angela Gossow, who joined Arch Enemy in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on the band’s management.

Now it’s time to present the new line-up with the title track of the upcoming album, War Eternal. The video was produced by the band’s long-time friend, Patric Ullaeus. You can watch it inside: (more…)

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In early June 2014, Arch Enemy will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks. (more…)

agonist-lullabiesI remember Once Only Imagined, the debut album by The Agonist, led by sexy, straight-edge vocalist, Alissa White-Gluz,, as being closer in the musical realm to Killswitch Engage than Cradle of Filth, but all has changed on the sophomore effort from these Canadians, Lullabies For the Dormant Mind. (more…)